The season for gift giving is upon us on Mercer Island and real estate professionals at Coldwell Banker Bain are asking the community to help them collect toys for underprivileged children through the Toys for Tots program.
The local real estate office is gearing up for the annual toy drive hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and will continue its tradition for over 25 years as an official Collection Center throughout the holidays. Coldwell Banker Bain Brokers and Staff encourage neighbors and friends to donate new, unwrapped toys. The Mercer Island branch averages over 800 toys per year.
"The toys are distributed to the local community," said Beth Simpson, an office manager at Coldwell Banker Bain. "This fits in with our company philosophy of supporting Mercer Island with numerous community events throughout the year. Toys for Tots fits in with our 4th of July flag planting and fall Daffodil Giveaway."
The community is also welcomed to stop by and visit the Toys for Tots table manned by volunteers inside Fire Station 91 during the annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Firehouse Munch on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Bring your Toys for Tots donation and enjoy a cup of hot cider. Or, simply stop by Coldwell Banker Bain's Mercer Island office anytime before Dec. 16 with your donation.